Archive for March 7, 2012


The new regulations, which are applicable to both on street and off street parking, and provide motorist with a consistent service across the country

New Penalty Charge Levels

Higher tariff for more

serious contraventions

Lower tariff for less

serious contraventions

Discount rate if paid within

14 days

£70 £50 £35/£25

Contravention codes – On Street

Code Description Amount payable Amount payable within 14 days of date of issue
01 Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours £70 £35
02 Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force £70 £35
15 Parked in a resident’s parking space without clearly displaying a valid resident’s parking permit £50 £25
16 Parked in a permit space without clearly displaying a valid permit £70 £35
18 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited. £70 £35
21 Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space £70 £35
22 Re-parked in the same parking place within one hour* of leaving £50 £25
23 Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle £70 £35
24 Not parked correctly within the markings of a bay or space £50 £25
25 Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading £70 £35
26 Vehicle parked more than 50 centimetres from the edge of the carriageway and not within the designated parking place £70 £35
27 Parked adjacent to a dropped footway £70 £35
30 Parked for longer than permitted £50 £25
40 Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s badge £70 £35
45 Parked on a taxi rank £70 £35
47 Restricted bus bay £70 £35
48 Stopped in a restricted area outside a school £70 £35
61 A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked in a footway, verge or land between two carriageways £70 £35
62 Parked with one or more wheels on any part of an urban road other than a carriageway (footway parking) £70 £35
99 Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zig zags £70 £35

Contravention codes – Off Street

Code Description Amount payable Amount payable within 14 days of date of issue
81 Parked in a restricted area in a car park £70 £35
82 Parked after the expiry of time paid for in a pay and display car park £50 £25
83 Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket £50 £25
85 Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit £70 £35
86 Parked beyond the bay markings £50 £25
87 Parked in a disabled person’s parking space without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s badge £70 £35
89 Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight and/or height permitted in this area £70 £35
91 Parked in an area not designated for that class of vehicle £70 £35
92 Parked causing an obstruction £70 £35
93 Parked in a car park when closed £50 £25

 

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Residents support council in ‘cars for sale’ clampdown

Redditch Borough Council is taking action on ‘cars for sale’ which have been parked on grass verges around Redditch.

As part of its commitment to creating a clean, safe place to live, the council has revised its street policy which will give officers powers to tackle this problem  and other issues including to consider instigating legal proceedings.

It came into effect on March 1 and means that offenders who leave ‘cars for sale’ on grass verges, main roads or drives could be fined up to £1000 or even face enforcement action.

Council Leader Cllr Carole Gandy said: “There is a problem in the town with cars being parked up in public locations.

“They can cause visual obstruction and damage to verges and they also prevent us mowing and maintaining the verges.

“What’s more they are unsightly and we want people to love where they live. This new policy will mean the Council can take action – and we will.”

But as it has been pointed out the council officers wont use common sense they will enforce it to the letter. you will be reading that cars parked on their own drives will be targeted and idiot magistrates will be dishing out fines or enforcement officers will be employed by the council and in order to justify their jobs will be given a quota of tickets to hand out as a revenue raiser.

New Penalty Charge Levels

Higher tariff for more

serious contraventions

Lower tariff for less

serious contraventions

Discount rate if paid within

14 days

£70 £50 £35/£25

Contravention codes – On Street

Code Description Amount payable Amount payable within 14 days of date of issue
01 Parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours £70 £35
02 Parked or loading/unloading in a restricted street where waiting and loading/unloading restrictions are in force £70 £35
15 Parked in a resident’s parking space without clearly displaying a valid resident’s parking permit £50 £25
16 Parked in a permit space without clearly displaying a valid permit £70 £35
18 Using a vehicle in a parking place in connection with the sale or offering or exposing for sale of goods when prohibited. £70 £35
21 Parked in a suspended bay/space or part of bay/space £70 £35
22 Re-parked in the same parking place within one hour* of leaving £50 £25
23 Parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle £70 £35
24 Not parked correctly within the markings of a bay or space £50 £25
25 Parked in a loading place during restricted hours without loading £70 £35
26 Vehicle parked more than 50 centimetres from the edge of the carriageway and not within the designated parking place £70 £35
27 Parked adjacent to a dropped footway £70 £35
30 Parked for longer than permitted £50 £25
40 Parked in a designated disabled person’s parking place without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s badge £70 £35
45 Parked on a taxi rank £70 £35
47 Restricted bus bay £70 £35
48 Stopped in a restricted area outside a school £70 £35
61 A heavy commercial vehicle wholly or partly parked in a footway, verge or land between two carriageways £70 £35
62 Parked with one or more wheels on any part of an urban road other than a carriageway (footway parking) £70 £35
99 Stopped on a pedestrian crossing and/or crossing area marked by zig zags £70 £35

Contravention codes – Off Street

Code Description Amount payable Amount payable within 14 days of date of issue
81 Parked in a restricted area in a car park £70 £35
82 Parked after the expiry of time paid for in a pay and display car park £50 £25
83 Parked in a pay and display car park without clearly displaying a valid pay and display ticket £50 £25
85 Parked in a permit bay without clearly displaying a valid permit £70 £35
86 Parked beyond the bay markings £50 £25
87 Parked in a disabled person’s parking space without clearly displaying a valid disabled person’s badge £70 £35
89 Vehicle parked exceeds maximum weight and/or height permitted in this area £70 £35
91 Parked in an area not designated for that class of vehicle £70 £35
92 Parked causing an obstruction £70 £35
93 Parked in a car park when closed £50 £25

The new regulations, which are applicable to both on street and off street parking, aim to make parking fairer and more transparent and provide motorist with a consistent service across the country

Body found in Regent’s Canal

By Simon Preston 7th March 2012

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the discovery of a body in the Regent’s Canal in Hackney.

Officers have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of the female torso close to the Broadway Market stretch of the canal at 14:40hrs on Tuesday 6 March.

At this early stage officers believe they know the identity of the victim but must await further forensic tests before formal identification can take place.

Police were initially contacted by a member of the public who had noticed something suspicious floating in the water. The torso was recovered by divers from the Met’s Marine Support Unit (MSU) and additional searches are due to be carried out in the water.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place at Poplar Mortuary today (Wednesday).

An Incident Room has been opened at the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC) in Barking under the command of Detective Inspector John Nicholson.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious around the Regent’s Canal area in Hackney, or who has any information, should call the Incident Room on 020 8345 3985. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

+ A 35-year-old man [A] has been arrested in connection with the inquiry. He remains in custody at an east London police station.

Drink driver sent to prison

By Simon Preston  7th March 2012

A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to three months in prison following a road traffic collision at Eyke on Thursday 22 December where a seven-year-old girl was seriously injured.

Joanna Cox, of Little Horsey Park in Campsea Ashe, was arrested shortly after the collision and in February pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, driving with a defective tyre, driving without due care and attention, and possession of cannabis.

Today she appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court and was sentenced to three months imprisonment and disqualified from driving for two years.

The mother of the girl who was injured said in court today that she hopes a full active life is not taken away from her, “…all because an adult thought it was safe to drive whilst drunk with others in the car.”

The girl was taken to Ipswich hospital following the collision and later transferred to Addenbrookes hospital where she received treatment for a fractured neck. She was discharged a week later but still has a metal frame to support her neck.

Police given extra time to question murder suspect

By Simon Preston 7 March 2012

Norwich Magistrates Court have authorised a 36 hour extension of the custody time limit of a woman arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with a body found in Norwich.

A 30-year-old woman, detained in Cambridgeshire yesterday (Monday 5 March), remains in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre with this current custody extension expiring at around 3am on Thursday 8 March.

Sixty-seven-year-old Barry Reeve was found dead at his property on Corton Road in Norwich on Sunday 26 February.

Police are continuing to appeal to anyone with information in relation to the incident. They should contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

5 March 2012

Police investigating the death of 67 year old Barry Reeve in Norwich have today (Monday 5 March 2012) arrested a second woman.

A 31 year old woman was detained in Cambridgeshire this morning and is currently being detained  at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre. She will be interviewed by officers in due course.

The body of Mr Reeve was found on Sunday 26 February at his property on Corton Road in Norwich.

 

4 March 2012

Police investigating the death of 67 year old Barry Reeve in Norwich have this evening (Sunday 4 March) charged a woman.

31 year old Kelly Louise Barnes from Bixley Close in Norwich has been charged with murder.

The body of Mr Reeve was found on Sunday 26 February at his property on Corton Road in Norwich.

Kelly Louise Barnes, who is currently being held at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre, will appear before Norwich Magistrates Court tomorrow at 9.30am (Monday 5 March).

Two arrested on suspicion of murder in Coventry

UPDATE

Breaking News – Two people have been charged with the murder of a child in Coventry

Police investigating the death of a child in Coventry have arrested two people on suspicion of murder.

The four-year-old, who is not being named at this stage, was found unconscious and not breathing at his home in the Holbrooks area of the city at around 2:45am on 3 March.

He was taken to hospital where he later died.

Two people, a man aged 32 and a woman aged 26, were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday evening (5 March). They remain in custody this afternoon (7 March) where they continue to help police with their enquiries.

A forensic post mortem, which took place yesterday (6 March), revealed the boy died as a result of a head injury.

Detectives from the force’s Public Protection Unit are working closely with the local authority as the investigation progresses and support is being offered to the boy’s family.

It’s Voluntary Work you won’t even get paid

Before you can get a job at the 2012 Olympic Games you need pass an exam on diversity and inclusion. Some of the Questions are below

By Simon Preston

How would you do in the diversity and inclusion quiz 1.

A spectator complains to you that there are two men holding hands sitting next to them – they feel very uncomfortable and would like you to tell the couple to stop. What do you do?

a) You tell the person to stop being a homophobic idiot and walk away. b) You want everybody to feel comfortable and welcome at the Games, so you politely ask the couple to stop holding hands. c) You explain that there is a huge diversity of people at the London 2012 Games, which includes gay, lesbian and bisexual couples.

2. Ethnicity/Race

This is a picture of your team. You need to point out one of your team members to another colleague who requires his level of expertise. How do you describe him?

a) The tall black guy with short dark hair. b) That guy over there, who looks like an athlete. c) As your colleague is black, you are worried about sounding racist when you describe him, so you select another less qualified team member to assist instead.

3. Gender/Gender Identity

A spectator approaches you asking politely where the nearest toilets are. You are not sure if the spectator is male or female. What do you do?

a) Panic – you are not qualified to make this decision. Explain politely that you do not know, and sadly cannot be of assistance. b) Just in case, tell them where the male, female and accessible toilets are. c) Ask the spectator politely if they are male or female, so that you can direct them appropriately.

4. Disability

You are stopped by two spectators. Your attention was drawn by the man as he called over to you politely from a short distance away. The man is accompanied by a lady in a wheelchair. She has a speech impairment and speaks very quietly. She is asking you a question but you are finding it very difficult to understand her. What do you do?

a) Turn to the non-disabled man and ask him what she is saying. b) Tell her politely that you are unable to understand her, and you are very sorry, but you need to be at your team briefing in two minutes. c) Tell her that unfortunately you are unable to understand her, and ask if there is anything you can do to help her communicate with you. 5. Age

You have been asked by your Team Leader to assign several duties to you and your team members. One of your team members is a great deal older than the others, what do you do?

a) Ask your colleagues if they have any preferences or issues with any of the duties you need to share out, and then assign appropriately. Your older colleague does not raise any issues, so you give him one of the more physically demanding roles, as he says he has done it before. b) Assign duties regardless of the colleague in question. c) Wink cheekily at your older colleague and explain that you will be kind on his ‘old bones’ and the ‘young ‘uns’ can do the running around today.

6. Belief

You are chatting to a fellow Games Maker at the security line while waiting to access the venue. They point out a woman in front of you who is wearing a scarf on her head and remark that ‘surely she won’t be allowed to wear that in the venue!’. What do you say in response?

a) Ignore the comment and change the subject. b) Point out that the woman is wearing a hijab, which is a form of Muslim headwear some women choose to wear as part of their faith. c) Wait until your first shift with the colleague wearing the headscarf and raise your issue in front of them and your fellow team members.

Answers 1. c), 2. a), 3. b), 4. c), 5. a), 6. b)